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Taps: 26 / Bottles: 38
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
477 Cambridge St
phone: (617) 787-2337
(Place added by: konabrewer on 01-10-2007)
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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Long over due review from when I went there during this years EBF back in February. I went with the crew from Foothills and had a fantastic experience.
Atmosphere: Great place. Laid back, wasn't too crowded. Almost had a neighborhood bar feel. Very comfortable with an obvious emphasis on quality, craft beer and quality food. Very friendly and knowledgeable service.
Quality: Only the best of imports and craft beers. Great draft selection. Boutique bottle selection. Cellared items. Had stuff from place I've never had before. All of the highest quality
Selection: Redonkulous selection. 22 drafts, hundreds of bottles. Cellared items. Rare imports. Small production crafts
Food: Fantastic food. All fresh and I think with local products. Kind of eclectic or at least some unique spin on a dish.
Great place that I can't wait to go back to.
03-25-2009 19:35:45 |
More by Loki
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
My first review: This is a great bar, I had the local beers, cheese plate, home made hot pretzels, and loved everything...
I focused on the local microbrews, Pretty Things, High and Mighty, and mayflower.
The cocktails looked GREAT, all fresh squeezed juices, bar made syrups, incredible creativity and selection, they take it seriously!
The food was gourmet / nouveau cuisine, Top Chef meets bar food.
I loved it, and I have to put in that the entire staff was good looking! (O.K. Hot!)
Great time, great food, Great beer, Great cocktails, I give you my word, you will enjoy.
07-29-2009 00:57:48 |
More by dockray22
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Hands down my favorite Beer destination in Boston area. Unbelievable selection of taps, often changing, and bartender always gives great recommendations (Dave). Not many places where they have >10 beers I've never heard of on tap; and all of them happen to excellent. Beers aren't cheap, but I wouldn't expect them to be at a place like this. Only place where I let the bartender tell me what to get and trust them. Food is very good and reason enough to go there, but beer is the real attraction. Very cool/relaxed atmosphere. Moving away in 6 mo. and will seriously miss this place.
02-05-2011 03:21:27 |
More by IPAphilic
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
What can I say about my favorite beer bar in Boston, except, I live in Natick and it's too far to go to on a regular basis and then drive home. You'll need a DD when you go because you'll want to sample all of the tasty brews. I won't talk about the selection except to say that it changes regularly.
The crowd is eclectic, suits, tattoos, college age kids, but none of the 'MASSHOLES" that frequent the BMC bars.
The size of the place is perfect and they even have a little deck out back. Great pretzel and a really nice Rubin. Burger and Dog is also worthy.
Just go, say hi to Dave the manager, and enjoy.
09-29-2012 22:10:00 |
More by pomeroy41144
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I had heard about this place for some time but never had a chance to get there till this past week. Alone, I got there during a down time. There were maybe 5 or 6 others at the bar. They've got a great selection of taps and bottles. Not 100's, but lots and great quality! Max (owner) was tending bar and couldn't be nicer. Everyone was focused on service and I found the food to be terrific.
This is one of the three best bars I've been in here in Massachusetts and a top 10 in the US. Love it. Proper glassware, beer smart staff, tasty food, nice people ... and a quality selection of great brews. Do this one if you have a chance. I'll be back.
12-30-2007 15:00:45 |
More by dougnboston
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Deep Ellum has quickly become one of my favorite beer haunts in the Boston area. Though the place is small and can get quite packed, it never feels totally cramped due to it's high ceilings and bare brick walls. The bar and its massive mirror act as the center piece, projecting some old-school feel, while black and white tiled floors help to open the place up. A great selection of tunes is always on, too; good sound levels.
Beer-wise, they offer 22 brews on-tap, 100 in bottle, and a rotating cask offering. The line-up is tight, well thought, and offers a nice varietal balance that should appease the casual beer drinker to the beer geek. Quality is exceptional, pours are perfect, and proper glassware is a given here. My only issue with the draft beer is that their nitro-blend seems a bit high and too noticeable in some beers. For those in cocktails, they do 'em "slow" here (handmade) and offer some of the best in town; from old-school concoctions to signature blends. Drinks can be a bit pricey, but there' certainly not the most expensive and the quality and service are worth the price regardless.
Food is always solid, with a mix of home-style favorites, classic basics, and some regional twists thrown in. Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays is my personal favorite and the KnoxVegas Biscuits and Gravy are a must. Fries w/ Chili & Pepper Jack are killer. And you've gotta try their Alcapurrias (Puerto Rican taro & plantain fritters filled w/beef, cheese, & spices) and Grubbins (Whitefish fillet between 2 potato medallions, beer battered, served w/tartar sauce, fries & slaw). Reasonable food prices.
Service has always been friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable, and the staff are quick to offer suggestions for the indecisive. I dig that, the fact that there's zero attitude, and the owners practically always there and love to interact with their patrons.
Hands-down one of the best places to drink, eat, and socialize in the area.
12-27-2007 17:30:33 |
More by Todd
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $
We finally had the chance to venture north and visit Deep Ellum; I am impressed. Great atmosphere, people, and offerings. Solid beer list both draft and bottle, with numerous rarities available. Menu has been written with beer in mind, an eclectic selection all of which pair well with suds. We opted for Brunch, I chose the Breakfast Chimichanga nothing like eggs, sausage, and potatoes deep fried! YUM.
I finally had a chance to try Southern Tiers Chokolat Stout on draught and it was amazing. From now on I will be making this a regular stop any time that I am visiting Boston.
01-13-2008 00:18:58 |
More by JustEarl
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This has quickly become my favourite Cambridge/Boston area bar. In raw dollars Deep Ellum is a little more expensive than, say, Redbones (another fave), but the vibe, decor and quality both of the beer selection and the food is so high that one doesn't mind the slightly higher expense.
The decor is funky & casual but with clean exposed brick and a beautiful bar framed with a long mirror set in elegant millwork and nice touches like a skylight for added natural light in the daytime. The music is excellent and not too loud. There are a couple of flat screens usually featuring the most important local game, but they're not overpowering and can be ignored if that's not why you're there. (Last night: young John Lester threw a no-hitter for the Red Sox!) This is right in Union Square, Allston (Twin Donuts!) across from the fire station and just far enough from the frenzy of Harvard Ave.
The staff is friendly and knowledgeable: I've had excellent recommendations regarding what beer to try next. They're also quite responsive. Minor quibble: let my water get down past half-way before refilling! (If too much service is the worst thing you can say, you must be in the right place!)
The draft and cask list a) turns over regularly and b) is beautifully broad and balanced both geographically and stylistically without being unmanageably large. Some might argue that the list is balanced in favor of American "extreme" beers and high-ABV Belgians (not a problem in my book), but I count seven brews on the current list below 5%.
My experience with the food is limited to a couple of the house specialties. The Best Wurst plate feature a frequently-changing variety of sausages hand-made on premises. These are always beautifully done with nice fillings and spices. My staple is the (again) constantly changing Fruiti di Mare (sp?) seafood special: last night's featured a cold salad of marinated mahi mahi with shrimp and crab, field greens, grape tomatoes and little medallions of provolone--lovely!
05-20-2008 20:05:15 |
More by senorton
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
ALWAYS something interesting on tap. No exceptions. They don't have the number of beers available that you might find at Anam Cara, but the tap list gets rotated frequently and as a once-a-week regular I am happy to report that I have never been bored with their selection. The food is great, the people who run the place are awesome, and the location is, happily, within easy walking distance of my apartment (unfortunately, it's also within easy walking distance of BU, but that's a problem for my neighborhood as much as it is for this particular establishment). At any rate I have been forced to travel to New York with some frequency lately, and I can tell you that Deep Ellum compares VERY favorably with the likes of the Blind Tiger, the House of Brews, and even Brookline's own Publick House (I still call it Anam Cara, if you don't like it, too bad).
I mean, Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen Weisse on tap and the Best Wurst Plate?!! Come on now!
09-10-2007 02:09:14 |
More by TheDodge
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Dropped in on a Saturday evening while visiting my brother. A little crowded, but we were able to snag a couple of seats at the bar without a problem. Crowd is mostly hip 20- and 30-somethings, but the vibe was laid-back, not pretentious.
It's a handsome place, with high ceilings, exposed brick and tiled floors. Some of the cleanest bathrooms I've ever seen in a bar.
The tap selection was tight, but really interesting. Unusually (I thought), there weren't too many New England brews. There were a bunch of European brews, many of which I had never heard of.
The bartender was great. He recommended a German keller bier for me that was terrific, very toasty. He also recommended a Dutch dopplebock for my brother that was fantastic. Pours were all in proper glassware. I wouldn't say it's cheap, but it is Boston.
Didn't try any of the food, but some of the stuff looked good. When I walked by the kitchen, I saw the cook melting the cheese on a burger with a blowtorch!
My brother lives about a 10-minute walk from here. I'm jealous. If I lived in the area, this would be my place.
02-02-2009 04:22:29 |
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